Source: Real Clear Politics
In the meantime, Trump continues his divisive ways.
In Maine, Trump takes aim at Somali refugees. (Boston Globe, 8/4/2016)
“We’ve just seen many, many crimes getting worse all the time, and as Maine knows — a major destination for Somali refugees — right, am I right? Well, they’re all talking about it. Maine. Somali refugees. We admit hundreds of thousands — you admit, into Maine, and to other places in the United States — hundreds of thousands of refugees,” Trump said.
Somali immigration has been a political flash point in largely white Maine, particularly in Lewiston, where officials estimated last year that between 4,000 and 5,000 Somalis live in a community of about 36,000.
Maine's Somali's Could Be Its Saviors. (Bloomberg, 11/5/2015)
But if the once-declining mill town’s upward trajectory is any indication, perhaps the biggest thing they have to fear is fear itself. For the state with the country’s oldest, whitest and slowest-growing population, attracting new residents of various stripes isn't just a godsend but an economic imperative.
Clinton starting to put room between herself and Trump in national polls. (8/4/2016)